A majors-only core studio workshop. Introduces how to integrate research inquiry, information analysis, and environmental design. Provides students with methodologies in gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating qualitative and quantitative information about the contemporary physical and urban environment. Data sources include U.S. Census materials, state and regional agency databases, community master plans, historical archives, and online and hardcopy reports and surveys. Involves lectures, discussions, and fieldwork. Enrollment in END 350 requires official admission to the Environmental Design BA, Junior class standing, a prerequisite GPA of 2.50 in END 120 plus END 212 plus ENG 105 or ENG 101, and an overall UB GPA of 2.33. Concurrent enrollment in the following courses is prohibited: END 120/END 350 and END 350/END 450.